Little Italy, New York
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SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

1. SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown 2-Hour Guided Walk

A Big Apple experience doesn’t get more authentic than a visit to SoHo, Little Italy, and Chinatown, where you’ll experience very different worlds in a relatively small area. Spot movie stars, celebrities, and fashionistas in historic SoHo district with its charming cast-iron buildings – its greatest treasure. On this 2-hour guided walk you’ll hear stories of immigrant struggles and gang violence in Little Italy and Chinatown as you sample ethnic food. The itinerary includes visits to many of the following sites: • Spring Street • Greene and Spring streets (site of the Manhattan Well Murder, which was the first recorded murder case in New York City) • Cast Iron district • E.V. Haughwout Building (home to the first safety elevator) • 421 Broome Street (where Heath Ledger died, in Mary Kate Olsen's apartment) • Old Police Station (1909 Beaux-Arts building, which is now a residence) • Ravenite Club (the story of John Gotti) • Old Saint Patrick's • Mulberry Street (heart of Little Italy) • Alleva Dairy (where cheese has been made for a hundred years) • Italian American Museum (site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire) • Umbertos (site of the mob hit on Joe Gallo) • National Shrine Church of San Gennaro (story of the liquefaction of the saint's blood) • Opium den • Bloody Angle (Doyers Street) • Columbus Park (of Gangs of New York fame)

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Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

2. Manhattan: Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Rediscover the charm of vibrant Manhattan on a private tour with a savvy local host. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there, as we all know the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it from a local's perspective. Travel through the best parts of Central Park, where New Yorkers go jogging and cycling. Go for a stroll downtown, stopping along the way at the best cafes loved by real New Yorkers. Or allow your local host to lead you towards the charming, old-style covered market in Greenwich Village, stopping to see the High Line. There are so many possibilities for your customized itinerary. After booking, you will be contacted about your preferences and interests. A like-minded New Yorker who knows the city intimately and shares your interests will be assigned to you as your local host.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. During the tour, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a different sight or experience, they will suggest it to you. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you. Let your private local host show you the New York you will love.

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New York: Private SUV Highlights Tour

3. New York: Private SUV Highlights Tour

Explore Manhattan like a superstar via comfortable SUV. Get picked up at your hotel and then hop in the with your trusty local guide. Get ready to see Lower Manhattan like never before. Begin the tour in historic Greenwich Village, once home to the city's artsy bohemian crowd and future rock-stars such as Jimi Hendrix. Drive down the area's leafy streets and feel free to get out to take a photo whenever you like. Head south to the shopping mecca SoHo and trendy TriBeCa, known for putting on an annual film festival. Next, cruise along the Hudson River until you reach the Financial District, also known as FiDi. Explore the sobering  9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. From there traverse the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most iconic bridges on the planet. Depending on traffic, drive through densely packed Chinatown and then shrinking Little Italy, home to more than 20 historical landmarks and a plethora of Italian-American restaurants. If you’ve selected the 5-hour tour, see the rest of the best of New York City. In addition to the above, visit Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, Harlem’s 125th Street, and famous filming sites from Seinfeld and Sex in the City.

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New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

4. New York: 2.5-Hour Little Italy Private Mafia Food Tour

Walk the beat with a retired NYPD detective born and raised in Little Italy, touring notorious mafia spots in NYC. Experience the flavors of this iconic neighborhood, while hearing first-hand stories of the infamous events and larger-than-life personalities that lived there. See highlights like the Ravenite Social Club and visit the sites where John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family members hung out and ran their elusive "family businesses." Taste your way through iconic local eateries with pizza from a famous mafia "red sauce joint," established in 1908. Enjoy fresh ingredients with handmade mozzarella, cured meats, as well as meatballs from the best joint in Little Italy. Get an insider's perspective as your former detective guide takes you to off-the-beaten-path spots very few know about. Finish your food tasting experience with a full-sized cannoli from one of Little Italy's most iconic local restaurants.

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What people are saying about Little Italy, New York

Overall rating

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based on 1 reviews

Our guide was great. She was knowledgeable, funny and accommodating to our English and Spanish speaking group. Great tour that included food recommendations, sightseeing and educational information. Book it now!

Excellent detailed information and it is the best way to get to know the history of the place. Bring comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the season because if it is a while walking.

Kevin was awesome! We learned so many cool facts about the city and he was such a pleasure to tour with. Would highly recommend!

Sara made all the difference, she’s a gem Somehow with over 15 people it felt like a small group

Super energetic and knowledgeable guide, plenty of breaks, very enjoyable and well organised.